Not much of a choice for Angelina Jolie. She made the strong decision to have a preventive double mastectomy due to her risk factors. Her mother lost her battle with ovarian cancer six years ago and Angelina carries a BRCA1 gene that increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancer. She wrote in her piece for the New York Times that she underwent 3 months of medical procedures to lower the risk.
She's telling cbs.news, the media and the world now hoping her experience can benefit other women. Angelina, always making our communities stronger and teaching us how to be proactive .
Brad was by her side, comforting, even joking as they went through all the procedures.